Sociedad dooms Racing to relegation

Real Sociedad ensured top-flight soccer next year and doomed Racing to relegation after picking up a 3-0 win at the Anoeta on Saturday.

Antoine Griezmann played a starring role in the victory, scoring twice and setting Sociedad's third to keep the club in La Liga for another year.

The 21-year-old Frenchman opened the scoring in the 47th minute before doubling the advantage 20 minutes from time.

Griezmann had a hand in the third goal as well, setting up Imanol Agirretxe in the 83rd minute to put the result beyond any doubt.

Racing's 10-year spell in La Liga ends in disappointment as the club sits bottom of the table on 26 points.

Real Sociedad climbs up to 13th place in the table on 43 points.

Sporting Gijon 3, Espanyol 0

Barcelona, Spain - Sporting Gijon caught fire in the second half of its 3-0 defeat of Espanyol on Saturday as all three goals at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat came after the break.

Adrian Colunga netted in the 48th minute to open the scoring while Oscar Trejo and Mate Bilic secured the win with goals in the 70th and 80th minutes, respectively.

Sporting has won two straight to inch closer to La Liga safety, sitting four points shy of a spot outside of the relegation zone with three matches to go.

Mallorca 3, Getafe 1

Getafe, Spain - Mallorca picked up its second straight win on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat of Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Victor, Alejandro Alfaro and second-half substitute Tomer Hemed gave the visitors a comfortable lead while Alexis pulled back late consolation goal for Getafe.

The result sees Mallorca move one point ahead of Getafe as the club rises to 10th on 46 points.

Levante 3, Granada 1

Valencia, Spain - Second-half goals helped Levante earn a 3-1 win over Granada at the Ciutat de Valencia on Saturday to return to the top four.

Arouna Kone and Odion Ighalo traded goals early in the second half before Xavi Torres and Valdo scored to lift Levante to fourth place on 52 points.

Granada sits just five points above the relegation zone with 39 points on the season.

Villarreal 1, Osasuna 1

Villarreal, Spain - Villarreal and Osasuna played to a 1-1 draw at El Madrigal on Saturday after Raul Garcia notched a brilliant equalizer 18 minutes from time.

Bruno Soriano had given the home side the lead a minute before halftime, but Garcia ripped a volley into the upper corner to salvage a point for Osasuna.

The result does not help either side much as Villarreal sits just four points above danger and Osasuna sits four points shy of a European spot.